What is Information Governance? And Why is it So Hard?

Information governance is the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archival and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information in enabling an organization to achieve its goals.

One Response to “What is Information Governance? And Why is it So Hard?”
  1. Aaron Taylor says:

    Good article…but why is there no mention whatsoever of the records manager role in this? That is key to developing policy, record lifecycle management including the most basic of governance documents – the retention schedule. Of course the individual employee will resist doing records management – just like IT, it is not their job. They must assume responsibility for following RM procedures, but they most certainly are not accountable for developing those procedures. The Records Manager position is central to establishing accountability for managing record content, just as IT is accountable for systems and data management.
    Otherwise, a spot-on commentary.

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